Patriots Point Hosts ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked the New Year off with a bang and hosted the popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6.  During this special weekend, normal parking and admission fees were waived and visitors were invited to explore the museum for any price they could afford. “We recognize that times are tough for many Americans – […]

Holiday Promotions at Patriots Point Give the Gift of History, Inspiration

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea or for a fun activity with visiting family this holiday season, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has the answer!  The museum is making it easier than ever to visit ‘The Fighting Lady’ and our fleet of museum ships through two special promotions.    For South Carolina residents […]

Patriots Point Celebrates 500,000 Campers!

In December, more than 600 campers staying aboard the USS Yorktown were a part of a very special celebration – earning a place in history as the 500,000th campers to participate in Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s overnight camping program. The museum hosted a ceremony to celebrate this milestone achievement – complete with a […]

Open Cockpit Sunday Returns to Patriots Point Dec. 16!

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the return of “Open Cockpit Sunday.”  This is the fourth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began last year. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity to […]

Patriots Point Hosts Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

On Friday, December 7, Patriots Point, in partnership with Mount Pleasant VFW Post 10624, hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The program featured keynote remarks by CAPT Thomas Bailey, Deputy Commander, Joint Base Charleston and special guest remarks by CAPT (Ret) Taylor Skardon, former Commanding Officer, […]

Cybersecurity is Focus of Competition Aboard USS Yorktown

The USS Yorktown and her crew faced enemy threats during conflicts ranging from WWII – Vietnam.  In December, a new ‘crew’ aboard ‘The Fighting Lady’ once again faced a threat – this time in the form of cyber attacks. On Saturday, Dec. 1, Naval JROTC cadets from Summerville High School and Air Force JROTC cadets […]

The War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” to Visit Charleston!

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” will sail into Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – located next to the USS Yorktown!  The historic ship will be available for the public to visit November 17-December 12. Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp […]

Talks Underway for Three-Year Extension of Carrier Classic Aboard USS Yorktown

The Morale Entertainment Foundation (MEF) and Patriots Point, home of the USS Yorktown, have begun talks to reach a three-year extension of their agreement to hold the annual Carrier Classic college basketball doubleheader on the flight deck of the highly decorated ship, now a museum. Discussions for next year’s Carrier Classic, which would once again […]